Going head to head with the tax-collector

Just because the tax-collector says more tax is owed than you anticipated doesn't mean you have to take their word for it. You're free to fight back!

If HMRC comes up with a radically different tax bill for the estate, seek advice from a solicitor or an accountant. If the difference between your two positions is small, discuss it with the tax office; they may see the sense of your argument.

Going head to head with the tax-collector

HMRC has district valuers whose job it is to assess the value of assets such as buildings and land in their locality.

Going head to head with the tax-collector

Don't delay in finalising your tax business. Interest will be charged on any IHT left outstanding six months after the date of death.

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